Parking enforcement in North Lanarkshire

From 19 September 2018

We want to make it easier for residents and businesses to access our town centres, so from 19 September the council will employ parking attendants to check that vehicles are parked correctly and safely.

These attendants will have the power to issue penalty charge notices to vehicles parked wrongly.

It is important to note that there has not been any change to parking legislation in the North Lanarkshire area. What is new is that the council is now enforcing the rules relating to parking restrictions, when previously the police employed traffic wardens to enforce the parking rules, but there have been no wardens for a number of years.

In line with other local authorities, North Lanarkshire Council has been given permission by the Scottish Government to employ parking attendants and operate a parking enforcement scheme. This scheme takes effect from Wednesday 19 September.

The scheme aims to:

  • Encourage drivers to park correctly and safely, and ease traffic congestion
  • Make it easier for shoppers to find short term parking spaces in towns
  • Support local businesses by encouraging more people into town centres
  • Make it easier for businesses to receive deliveries

There are rules about where and when you can park in our town centres; these rules are set out using street signs, yellow lines along the edge of the road and on kerbs, and white markings on the road.

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